National Cook For Your Pets Day

National Cook For Your Pets Day is a holiday that encourages people to put prepackaged, processed pet food aside and make something wholesome for their pets for the day. This holiday is observed annually on November 1st and can be observed by any pet owner, not just those who own cats or dogs.

So no matter what type of pet you own, make sure to feed them some wholesome, home-cooked food on this holiday.

The History of National Cook For Your Pets Day

Unfortunately, we were unable to uncover who invented this holiday, when they invented it, or why they invented it. We can assume that it was created by someone who wants people to think more seriously about the foods they are feeding their pets.

We can also assume that this holiday was created sometime within the last 5-10 years. All that remains is finding out who invented this holiday, but we don’t think that’s very important. What’s important is that we take time out of our busy schedules to consider the dietary needs of our pets.

Amazing Facts About Pets

Anyone searching for some cool and amazing facts about cats, dogs, and exotic pets has come to the right place. That’s because we’ve done the research and have found some facts about domesticated animals that we think everyone celebrating National Cook For Your Pets Day will appreciate.

  • A garter snake can give birth to over 80 baby snakes at a time.
  • Every bird has to eat half its own weight in food to stay alive.
  • Parrots, macaws, and cockatoos can live for over seven decades.
  • A resting bird’s heart rate can be up to 400 beats per minute.
  • Some hamsters cannot blink both eyes at the same time.
  • A cat’s tongue contains papillae that can hold prey in place and also strip the meat from bones.
  • The nose pad of every cat is unique, much in the same way as a human’s fingerprints are unique.
  • Dogs produce ten vocal sounds; cats can produce over one hundred.
  • An adult cat can run up to 12 MPH and sprint up to 30 MPH.
  • Cats aren’t equipped with sweat glands.
  • Dogs sweat from the bottom of their feet and discharge heat by panting.
  • Dogs don’t have an appendix.
  • A cat has more than 230 bones, while a human only has 206.
  • A cat can jump seven times its own height.
  • There are over 350 dog breeds around the world.

Observing National Cook For Your Pets Day

To observe this holiday, all you need to do is prepare your pet’s meals for the day. However, this isn’t as easy as it may sound. That’s because you shouldn’t just feed your pet human food from your table.

No, you’re going to have to make food for your pet that’s appropriate, which means finding out the right way and the wrong way to make pet food. Once you’ve done that, you can then make the appropriate food for your pet.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 1 Friday
Next year (2025)
November 1 Saturday
Last year (2023)
November 1 Wednesday
Animals, Food & Drinks